Shingles, a disorder of the erysipelatous kind (see Rose), in which numerous pimples of a livid hue, arise in different parts of the trunk, but principally around the waist of the body ; whence it is called shingles, or girdle: the eruption terminates in small blisters or pustules. It is seldom attended with fever; and, even in such. case, the febrile symptoms are generally mild.

As this complaint requires a similar treatment: to that already stated, under the head of Rose, we shall only add the salutary caution to refrain from ail external applications of a repelling, nature ; because such imprudent remedies, here likewise, cannot fail to produce melancholy effects.